Dr Kathryn Moore

Senior Lecturer in Critical and Green Technology Metals


Location: DuMaurier 3.083

Telephone: 01326 255693

Office telephone: +44 (0)1326 255693

Kate Moore gained degree qualifications in geology (BSc), experimental petrology (PhD) and archaeology (Dip) from the University of Edinburgh, University of Bristol and National University of Ireland, Galway. She led the Magmatic Studies Group at the National University of Ireland, Galway from 1999 and moved to the Camborne School of Mines in 2012, as lecturer in Critical and Green Technology Metals. She was Expert Council Leader in HiTech AlkCarb (New Geomodels to explore deeper for High-Technology critical raw materials in Alkaline rocks and Carbonatites) and Project Lead for IMP@CT (Integrated Modular Plant and Containerised Tools for selective, low-impact mining of small, high-grade deposits). She is a Diversity Champion in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. In 2023, she received the RCPS medal award in recognition of outstanding acheivements and contribution to Cornwall in the field of science.

Research interests:

  • Whole systems perspectives on security of resource supply, particularly for the raw materials used in the low-carbon energy technologies. 
  • The geological concentration of the technology metals that may be subject to critically short supply. 
  • Processes operating at depth in critical metal-hosting magmatic systems such as carbonatites and alkaline rocks.
  • The ethics of mining for an extended and diversified set of technology metals: sustainable and responsible practice.

Unesco Lecture Series: Suppliers, consumers and the global minerals supply chain

Podcast on small scale mining: New models for Extracting Mineral Resources, hosted by Caelen Burand 

Podcast on geoscience communication: Episode 38 New Horizons in GeoScience Communication, hosted by the Society of Economic Geologists

Book: Of Earth, For Earth: The meaning of a Mine

Recent External appointments:

  • Deputy Editor of Geoenergy (2022 onwards)
  • Trustee of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall (2022 onwards)
  • External Examiner for geology, University of Brighton (2020-2024)
  • Member of the Time and Tide working group (2017 - present)

Teaching contributions:

  • CSM2051 Magmatism and Metamorphism (module leader and lecturer)
  • CSM2910 Magmatic and Metamorphic Processes (lecturing)
  • CSM3059 Evolution of Earth and Planetary Systems  (module leader and lecturer)
  • CSM3379 BSc Summer Vacation Project (project supervisor)
  • CSM3070 Volcanology (lecturing)
  • CSM3071 Geological history of life on Earth (lecturing)
  • CSMM436 Materials handling, dewatering and waste management (module leader and lecturer)
  • CSMM047 MSc Research Project (project supervisor)
  • CSMM439 MGEOL Research Project (project supervisor)
  • CSMM440 Research Frontiers in Earth Science 

Academic Qualifications and Affiliations:

  • Diploma in Archaeology, National University of Ireland Galway 2006
  • PhD ‘Melting of a Carbonated Mantle’, University of Bristol 1999
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Geology, University of Edinburgh 1994
  • Member of the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Fellow of the Geological Society of London

Professional History:

  • Senior Lecturer in Critical and Green Technology Metals, Camborne School of Mines (2018-present)
  • Lecturer in Critical and Green Technology Metals, Camborne School of Mines (2012-2018)
  • Lecturer in Geology, National University of Ireland Galway 1999-2012
  • Part-time lecturer in Geology, University of Bristol 1997-1998
  • Air Quality Monitoring Officer, DFID (Montserrat Volcano Observatory) 1998